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Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 12:39 PM PST

Price of gasoline

by afisher

     Everyone has been busy, but now that the election has concluded, how about a bit a news that is good for consumers?   There has been a bit of a price war going on regarding the cost of Oil.    It has been going on for about a month.   I'm not an expert, but if you have to buy fuel for winter and you haven't committed to a contract - perhaps now it the time to take action.  

       As much as I find the linked site to be flexible in it's information,   it is providing information about the contest between Saudi and US oil production.   Part of it sounds like 2 children in a pissing contest, but whatever...now may be the time for you to act:  http://www.bloomberg.com/...

      I only lived in an area that required buying oil for a single year, so I am certainly no expert, especially now that I live in South Texas - just a messenger.

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Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 09:23 AM PST

Break in XL-Pipeline supporters

by afisher

  This Reuter's article appeared in late Friday afternoon (5:29 EST) and I missed it:  Keystone XL pipeline loses support from U.S. customer.  The article details the comments from Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources.

    http://www.reuters.com/...

   

Oil companies have been strong advocates of Keystone in order to help alleviate oil supply bottlenecks, but Hamm's remarks raise the question of whether regulatory delays have eroded the industry's enthusiasm for the line, which has faced aggressive resistance from environmentalists.

When asked whether Keystone XL is still needed, Hamm said "not for our Bakken (crude). And is it needed for the industry? I don't think so ... not in the U.S."

    Okay, so maybe a small drip, but I'll do a small dance anyhow.   If I missed an earlier diary about this, apologies for the repost.
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDT

Let's embarrass Ted Cruz

by afisher

  This will be quick!

    I wanted to share information with some friends so I reluctantly signed onto FB.   And right there:   Who should be Texan of the Year:  Cruz or Davis.  

    Who knew that Dallas News had an annual poll (well of sorts because you can vote as often as you want) and their 2 candidates this year are Calargy Cruz and Wendy Davis -

    If you have a spare moment of 2, please take the time to vote for Wendy and send it to all your liberal friends.  

 http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/...

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Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:03 AM PDT

North Dakota abortion law struck down

by afisher

    Weird, this doesn't seem to be reported via MSM.  

   

In his ruling on Monday, which followed a three-day trial in April, which focused on the safety of the procedure, district court judge Wickham Corwin said that the state of North Dakota had failed to demonstrate any need to regulate medical abortion, "much less a compelling need".

      This news is from the Guardian - sort of makes one wonder why not in US?  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

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Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM PDT

Is Nate Silver correct?

by afisher

   I'll make this brief.   Nate Silver today:  Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup.

     This is via NYT - and seeing as how they have a paywall, I'll post a link, but here is the headline:   Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup

      http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/...

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Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM PDT

Can we get ahead of this?

by afisher

   The GOP are pushing forward to get rid of Roe v. Wade via HR 1091 - Life at Conception Act.   To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

     I understand that this may not see the light of day via the Senate, for this session, but seeing as how there is a petition being driven by RedState to show support for this heinous bit of legislation, should we send a reminder to our Representatives that we are adamantly opposed to this legislation?

     I use POPVOX.com to send a message to my legislator's.  If you agree that this is bad legislation, please use whatever notification system you commonly use to contact you legislator.    

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Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:55 AM PDT

Remembering BP Disaster in GULF.

by afisher

  With all that is going on today, is it too hard for some to consider or remember how passionate we all were during the BP / Gulf of Mexico disaster.  Well, while it has fallen off the front page, there are constant reminder's that law suits are ongoing.  
    But thanks to a small enterprise that is followed by few and sometimes is willing to go off the rails a tad, I can only say that BP woes are continuing.   Here is a link to a recent post.   Perhaps someone with more expertise can add more than I and that I would be eternally grateful for the help.

     http://www.stuarthsmith.com/...

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Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 08:14 AM PST

ALEC /Coca Cola - cut and run! WHY?

by afisher

  No, this international company hasn't de-linked from ALEC, but when they make a decision not to fight a State's regulation and change, it makes me wonder?
   First the facts:  CA has a regulation that requires Coke and Pepsi to make a choice:  Either change the chemicals used in their caramel coloring OR your soda container must change to indicate that it contains a known carcinogen.

    When I read this, it made me wonder why?  Big Corporations routinely take on a State with any new regulation, regardless of merit - as they really don't want to be forced to do anything against their own will.   So why buckle?  

    Are they trying to stay out of the media spotlight, because blogger's will immediately point to their connection to ALEC?   http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

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Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:32 PM PST

12-12-12 PLAN

by afisher

  Americans for Prosperity, the KOCH backed enterprise has sent me their newest "plan".   The AFP is adapting their Cain 9-9-9 Plan to a 12-12-12 Plan.

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Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 01:59 PM PST

Faux News outed by Foreign Press

by afisher

  As Friday winds down and things get silly, I was notified of the U-tube video that was released by Fox that purportedly shows demonstrations in Russia.  As the video explains, the film being used is actually demonstrations in Greece.
   What more can I say, here's the vid:

    http://youtu.be/...

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  I'm pretty lousy at writing these diaries, so I'll be brief.  The Title is the headline from the Guardian UK.

    The article is short and pretty much to the point, but the really great part is that in the story is the Complaint itself.  

    My legal background is ZERO, but after reading the first 17 pages, it is pretty blistering, blaming the Board for willful neglect  (my words).

     

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Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 08:58 AM PDT

Just a little humor

by afisher

  OK, I'll admit it, I read a lot here and don't add a lot.  Thus far this AM, I have been sad about MB (yesterday, I had to shut my computer off or shoot it) so I missed the message.

    So how about a funny story.  I won't write it, because it is much easier to read the whole short story from Reuter's, titled Trojan Horse:

   http://www.reuters.com/...

   Sometimes in these dark moments a little cheer can brighten our day, if only for a moment.

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